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Review – Radio Moscow – The Great Escape Of Leslie Magnafuzz

To quote Thin Lizzy, “The boys are back in town.” Radio Moscow are back with their 3rd album titled The Great Escape of Leslie Magnafuzz. Like past releases, The Great Escape Of Leslie Magnafuzz features guitar prodigy Parker Griggs playing Hendrix inspired blues rock. This is their best release to date and they’ve had some great material with their last 2 releases.

Once the lead track “Little Eyes” kicks in, you’re in for the long haul. 50 minutes of pure unadulterated blues rock. Some of the more interesting and good tracks are “Densaflorativa,” an instrumental song that has a tribal feeling to it due to the drum beating. “I Don’t Need Nobody” has a distinct mid 70’s sound going for it. Songs like “Speedfreak” and “No Time” have a bit of a psychedelic feel to it. The cell phone ringing will certainly mess with you the first time around. This album is so good, it’s hard to pick a clear cut favorite, they’re all good in their own right.

This may be the best album released this year. Years from now, if the whole playing a complete album on tour is still the “in” thing to do, this is the album I’d want Radio Moscow to play. You can stream the entire album and hear for yourself over at Rdio. The album is out now on Alive Naturalsound Records.

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